Weekly Update – November 16, 2018

November 16, 2018

Whitby Baptist Women

Monday November 26 at
7 pm @ the church

Women Praying for Women and for the Nations around the World.

Come pray with us through all the continents.

Please invite a daughter/sister/aunt/friend/co-worker/ so we can extend /open our borders.

Baptist Minister’s Fund

There will be an opportunity to give towards the Baptist Minister’s Fund on Sunday, December 2nd.

You can find designated envelopes in the literature rack in the foyer.

Church Family Christmas Dinner

Begin the Christmas season by attending the Church Family Christmas Dinner. Bring your family and friends and join us Saturday, Dec. 1st, 2018 at 5:30 pm.

Tickets: $15/adult; $8/child (10 years and under) can be purchased from Darlene Banks, Sue Carkner, or Christine Dumoulin on or before Sunday, Nov. 25th. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets early!

The Dinner will be followed by aChristmas Concert in the Worship Centre at 7:00 pm. Don’t miss this wonderful evening of awesome food, fellowship and Christmas music. There is no charge for the concert.

We hope you will join us!

LIVE Magazine
LIVE magazine subscription renewals are due this month. Mair Greaves is the Promoter for Whitby Baptist Women, and will be happy to help you become a subscriber. All previous subscribers have information in their Church mail box. This publication is the best means of gaining insight into issues of passionate faith and global missions, and a bargain at $20 for ten magazines per year. Suitable for women and men, and an inspiration for all who own Christ as Lord.

Advent Prayer

An Advent Christmas preparation prayer meeting

Title: Come Expecting
Location: Lounge
Time: 11am-12pm

Dates: Thursdays

November 22
The Star – Hope (Matthew 2:1-2)

November 29
The Glory – The Gift of Adoption (Luke 2:9-10)

Be sure to attend the November 18th Business Meeting where there will be a short presentation about the WBC draft refined Mission, Vision and Values statements (see these in the Elders Report in the Business Meeting Booklet). Elders will outline the process we have undergone with the Directors over the last several months to prepare these drafts, and share how our Mission, Vision and Values are an important part of the way we make decisions at WBC. Also, mark December 2nd (after the service) in your calendars if you’d like to ask questions or give input regarding these refined Mission, Vision and Values statements. Together, we strive to be on God’s path!

Intercessory Prayer

Monday, Nov 19th
@ WBC in the community room
7:30-8:30 pm

Please join us for prayer; may we not take this opportunity for granted!

FOOD BANK ITEMS NEEDED:
Instant coffee
Rice
Oatmeal
Flour
Sugar

Click here to access the CBM Prayerline

TVA Fall Newsletter
Please click HERE to view.

Opportunities for the Upcoming Week
 
Sunday, Nov 18th
  • Annual Meeting-12:00pm
  • Rise-7:00pm
  • CORE @ Scott’s-7:00pm
 
Monday, Nov 19th
  • Intercessory Prayer-7:30pm
 
Tuesday, Nov 20th
  • Worship Practice-7:00pm
 
Wednesday, Nov 21st
  • Blessings-9:30am
  • Rock-7:00pm
 
Thursday, Nov 22nd
  • Advent Prayer Meeting-11:00am
 
Saturday, Nov 24th
  • Men’s Breakfast-8:30am
 
Sunday, November 25th
  • Lynde Creek Manor Service-2:00pm
  • Rise-7:00pm
  • CORE-7:00pm

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Weekly Update – October 26, 2018

October 26, 2018

Operation Christmas Child Reminder:

The last day to bring your shoe boxes to the church is
Sunday, November 11th

Advent Prayer

An Advent Christmas preparation prayer meeting

Title: Come Expecting
Location: Lounge
Time: 11am-12pm

Dates: Thursdays
November 8, 15, 22, 29

From Your Elders
“Elders met this past Sunday and one topic at the top of our agenda was increased prayer in the life of WBC. As leadership, we are looking at opportunities to accomplish this corporately, but elders also encourage all to be intentional about building relationships that will naturally spark prayer conversations and support of one another. Not only can this happen on a Sunday morning, before and after service or at the Monday night prayer meetings, but also through being a member in a small group where praying specifically for one another out of a sense of relationship happens regularly. When speaking with folks in any of those settings, consider praying with them right then and there, as an alternative to just telling them you’ll pray for them. We would love the sight of people praying together to become common throughout our fellowship.”

Community Outreach Research
 
Join us Thursday, November 8th at 6:30pm for dessert, and to hear the results of WBC’s Community Outreach Research project. There will be a Q&A following the presentation as together we consider the proposals being presented.

Intercessory Prayer

Monday, November 5th
@ WBC in the community room
7:30-8:30 pm

Please join us for prayer; may we not take this opportunity for granted!

FOOD BANK ITEMS NEEDED:

Hamburger Helper
Tuna Helper
Boxed Rice
1 Litre Juice

Ontario Shores Gift Bags Update

Due to your generous donations, we now have enough socks and wash cloths for our gift bags. Thank you!

If you are able to contribute, we are still in need of

20
toothbrushes.

Please contribute to this long running effort to bring cheer to those often forgotten. Please place donations in the brown hamper in the foyer. If you have any questions, contact Brad Lockner.

FALL BAZAAR
 
Durham Christian Homes (200 Glen Hill Drive South, Whitby, ON) is once again having its annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, November 3 from 9am to 1pm.
 
Any items you would like to donate are gladly accepted; please contact David Tigchelaar if you would like to volunteer. We hope to see you there!

TVA Fall Newsletter

Please click HERE to view.

Click here to access the CBM Prayerline

Opportunities for the
Upcoming Week
 
Sunday, October 28th
Elder’s Meeting-12:00pm
Lynde Creek Service-2:00pm
Rise-7:00pm
CORE @ Scott’s-7:00pm
 
Tuesday, October 30th
Worship Practice-7:00pm
Retreat Worship Practice-8:00pm
 
Wednesday, October 24th
Rock – 7:00 PM
 
Fri November 2nd-Sun November 4th
Women’s Retreat
 
Sunday, November 4th
Rise-7:00pm
CORE @ Scott’s-7:00pm

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Weekly Update – October 19, 2018

 
October 19, 2018

From Your Elders
Your Board and Elders have been working together to sharpen WBC’s mission, vision and values to make them focussed and more easily remembered. Watch for information about the work they’ve done thus far and about opportunities for input in the new year.

Whitby Baptist Women
 
Monday, October 22, 2018
7:00 pm
Worship Centre
 
Topic: Operation Christmas Child
 
Come prepared to report on your Fast from Criticism!

Community Outreach Research
Join us Thursday, November 8th at 6:30pm for dessert, and to hear the results of WBC’s Community Outreach Research project. There will be a Q&A following the presentation as together we consider the proposals being presented.

Advent Prayer
 
An Advent Christmas preparation prayer meeting
 
Title: Come Expecting
Location: Lounge
Time: 11am-12pm
Dates: Thursdays
November 8, 15, 22, 29

FOOD BANK ITEMS NEEDED:
 
Hamburger Helper
Tuna Helper
Boxed Rice
1 Litre Juice

UpLink Small Groups
 
Make your connection!
Groups begin week of October 21

FALL BAZAAR
 
Durham Christian Homes (200 Glen Hill Drive South, Whitby, ON) is once again having its annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, November 3 from 9am to 1pm.
 
Any items you would like to donate are gladly accepted; please contact David Tigchelaar if you would like to volunteer. We hope to see you there!

TVA Fall Newsletter
 
Please click HERE to view.

Ontario Shores Gift Bags Update
Due to your generous donations, we now have enough socks and wash cloths for our gift bags. Thank you!
 
If you are able to contribute, we are still in need of 75 toothbrushes.
 
Please contribute to this long running effort to bring cheer to those often forgotten. Please place donations in the brown hamper in the foyer. If you have any questions, contact Brad Lockner.

Intercessory Prayer
 
Monday, November 5th
 in the community room
7:30-8:30 pm
 
Please join us for prayer; may we not take this opportunity for granted!

Click here to access the CBM Prayerline

Opportunities for the Upcoming Week
 
Sunday, October 21st
Rise-7:00pm
CORE @ Scott’s-7:00pm
 
Monday, October 22nd
Whitby Baptist Women-7:00pm
 
Tuesday, October 23rd
Worship Practice-7:00pm
 
Wednesday, October 24th
Rock-7:00pm
 
Saturday, October 27th
Men’s Breakfast-8:30am

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Weekly Update – September 21, 2018

 
September 21, 2018

 
Whitby Baptist Women
Monday, September 24 7:00pm
 
Focus: Ontario Shores
Speaker: Brad Lockner
 
To Bring:
A pair of socks for a male/female
Your calendar, and a pen
TVA Fall Rally
Saturday, September 22nd
Omemee Baptist Church
9:30am-1:00pm
Keynote Speaker: Anne Taylor – Indigenous Cultural Archivist
2018 W4W Fall Ladies Retreat
 

Theme: Teapots of Character (Galatians 5:22)

Friday, November 2- Sunday, November 4

Fair Havens Bible and Retreat Centre (just 75 km straight north of Whitby)

Submit registration and payment to Darlene Banks (No registrations accepted after October 14, 2018)

Ontario Shores Gift Bags

Once again we are gathering items for gift bags given to patients at Ontario Shores.

This year we need toothbrushes and male/female socks. (Due to your generous donations, we now have enough wash cloths – thank you!)

Please contribute to this long running effort to bring cheer to those often forgotten. Please place donations in the brown hamper in the foyer. If you have any questions, contact Brad Lockner.

FOOD BANK ITEMS NEEDED:

Coffee (instant or ground)
Granola bars nut-free/cereal bars
Canned meat (WE HAVE LOTS OF TUNA, THANKS!)
Canned salmon
Cereal Juice
Intercessory Prayer
Topic : Praying for the saints!
 
Monday, Oct 1st @ WBC in the community room 7:30-8:30 pm
 
Please join us for prayer; may we not take this opportunity for granted!
Click here to access the CBM Prayerline

Opportunities for the Upcoming Week
 

Sunday, September 23rd

  • Rise-7:00pm
  • CORE-7:00pm @ Scott’s
Monday, September 24th
  • Whitby Baptist Women-7:00pm
Tuesday, September 25th
  • Worship Practice – 7:00pm
Wednesday , September 26th
  • Blessings – 9:30am
  • Rock-7:00pm
  • Men’s Bible Study @ Yoshiki’s-7:30pm
Sunday, September 30th
  • Rise-7:00pm
  • CORE-7:00pm @ Scott’s

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Weekly Update – August 17, 2018

August 17, 2018

Office Hours
 
Week of August 20-24
Please note that Melissa’s office hours for the week of August 20-24 will be the following: 
 
Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

2018 W4W Fall Ladies Retreat
 

Theme: Teapots of Character
(Galatians 5:22)

Friday, November 2-
Sunday, November 4

Fair Havens Bible and Retreat Centre
(just 75 km straight north of Whitby)

Submit registration and payment to Darlene Banks (No registrations accepted after October 14, 2018)

Ontario Shores Gift Bags

Once again we are gathering items for gift bags given to patients at Ontario Shores.

This year we need toothbrushes and male/female socks. (Due to your generous donations, we now have enough wash cloths – thank you!)

Please contribute to this long running effort to bring cheer to those often forgotten. Please place donations in the brown hamper in the foyer. If you have any questions, contact Brad Lockner.

Opportunity to Serve
 
There are 3 openings to serve as an usher. Please contact Elaine Palmer for more information. 

FOOD BANK ITEMS NEEDED:

Coffee (instant or ground)
Granola bars nut-free/cereal bars
Canned meat
(WE HAVE LOTS OF TUNA, THANKS!)
Canned salmon
Cereal
Juice

Details:

Saturday, September 15, 2018 @ Westney Heights Baptist Church, Ajax

10:15 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 9:00 a.m.)

Breakfast, lunch, desserts and your listening guide are included

Full details and schedule at www.westney.ca

Tickets:

$30.00 each

Student tickets are $15.00 each (up to and including college/university)

How you can be part of the simulcast:

 
Join our prayer team in preparation for this event by checking off the appropriate box when you register, or by contacting westneyspecialevents@gmail.com
 
Invite your friends, share the attached flyer, or request promotional materials on your registration form
 
 
Help us provide scholarship tickets to women from Teen Challenge, local pregnancy help centres and other ministries so that we can reach out to those who are lost and hurting.
Add a donation to your ticket payment or see us at the simulcast table in the foyer at Westney.
 
Join us on social media! Like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram @westneysimulcast
Looking forward to seeing you on September 15!

Intercessory Prayer meetings
 
Please join us in the Community Room.
August 20th
from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Everyone is welcome, children included.
 
For additional information or to share prayer items, please contact
Melinda Crawford

Click here to access the CBM Prayerline

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Weekly Update – August 10, 2018

August 10, 2018

Office Hours
 
Week of August 13-17
Please note that Melissa’s office hours for the week of August 13-17 will be the following: 
 
Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

2018 W4W Fall Ladies Retreat
 

Theme: Teapots of Character
(Galatians 5:22)

Friday, November 2-
Sunday, November 4

Fair Havens Bible and Retreat Centre
(just 75 km straight north of Whitby)

EARLY BIRD Special:

On or before Sunday, August 5th, 2018.

Submit registration and payment to Darlene Banks (No registrations accepted after October 14, 2018)

Ontario Shores Gift Bags

Once again we are gathering items for gift bags given to patients at Ontario Shores.

This year we need toothbrushes, wash cloths AND male and female socks!

Please contribute to this long running effort to bring cheer to those often forgotten. Please place donations in the brown hamper in the foyer. If you have any questions, contact Brad Lockner.

Details:

Saturday, September 15, 2018 @ Westney Heights Baptist Church, Ajax

10:15 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 9:00 a.m.)

Breakfast, lunch, desserts and your listening guide are included

Full details and schedule at www.westney.ca

Tickets:

$25 until August 15, $30 after

Student tickets are $15 each (up to and including college/university)

How you can be part of the simulcast:

 
Join our prayer team in preparation for this event by checking off the appropriate box when you register, or by contacting westneyspecialevents@gmail.com
 
 
Invite your friends, share the attached flyer, or request promotional materials on your registration form
 
 
 
 
Help us provide scholarship tickets to women from Teen Challenge, local pregnancy help centres and other ministries so that we can reach out to those who are lost and hurting.
Add a donation to your ticket payment or see us at the simulcast table in the foyer at Westney.
 
Join us on social media! Like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram @westneysimulcast
Looking forward to seeing you on September 15!

Opportunity to Serve
 
There are 3 openings to serve as an usher. Please contact Elaine Palmer for more information. 

FOOD BANK ITEMS NEEDED:

Coffee (instant or ground)
Granola bars nut-free/cereal bars
Canned meat
(WE HAVE LOTS OF TUNA, THANKS!)
Canned salmon
Cereal
Juice

Intercessory Prayer meetings
 
Please join us in the Community Room.
August 20th
from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Everyone is welcome, children included.
 
For additional information or to share prayer items, please contact
Melinda Crawford

Click here to access the CBM Prayerline

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Weekly Update – July 27, 2018

July 27, 2018

Office Hours
 
Week of July 30 – August 3
Please note that Melissa’s office hours for the week of July 30 – August 3 will be the following: 
 
Wednesday, August 1, 9am-5pm
Thursday, August 2, 9am-5pm

Benevolent Offering
 
There will be a special opportunity to contribute to the Benevolent Fund on Sunday, August 5th.

Church/Facility Calendar Update
 
The Calendar is now updated!
On the church website under the Resources tab, there is both a public calendar (called church calendar) available for all to see, and a private calendar (called member calendar) that is password protected. Contact the office if you require the password. 

2018 W4W Fall Ladies Retreat
 

Theme: Teapots of Character
(Galatians 5:22)

 

 

Friday, November 2-
Sunday, November 4

Fair Havens Bible and Retreat Centre
(just 75 km straight north of Whitby)

EARLY BIRD Special:

On or before Sunday, August 5th, 2018.

Submit registration and payment to Darlene Banks (No registrations accepted after October 14, 2018)

A Mission Thrift store in Oshawa (Simcoe and Taunton) is in need of some people to volunteer throughout the summer to help with the turnover of donated goods (sorting, pricing, placing on the floor, and other various tasks).

Most of their Volunteers come 1-2 days per week for 3-4 hours per shift.

 

Proceeds made from donations given to the store goto the Bible League of Canada. They use the money to produce Christian materials (Bibles, study books, etc.) and educational materials for people all over the world.

 

If you are able to volunteer, please contact Chris Woodcock at 905-720-2430.

 

Details:

 

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018 @ Westney Heights Baptist Church, Ajax

10:15 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 9:00 a.m.)

Breakfast, lunch, desserts and your listening guide are included

Full details and schedule at www.westney.ca

Tickets:

$25 until August 15, $30 after

Student tickets are $15 each (up to and including college/university)

How you can be part of the simulcast:

 
Join our prayer team in preparation for this event by checking off the appropriate box when you register, or by contacting westneyspecialevents@gmail.com
 
 
Invite your friends, share the attached flyer, or request promotional materials on your registration form
 
 
 
 
Help us provide scholarship tickets to women from Teen Challenge, local pregnancy help centres and other ministries so that we can reach out to those who are lost and hurting.
Add a donation to your ticket payment or see us at the simulcast table in the foyer at Westney.
 
Join us on social media! Like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram @westneysimulcast
Looking forward to seeing you on September 15!

 

Ontario Shores Gift Bags

 

 

Once again we are gathering items for gift bags given to patients at Ontario Shores.

This year we need toothbrushes, wash cloths AND male and female socks!

Please contribute to this long running effort to bring cheer to those often forgotten. Please place donations in the brown hamper in the foyer. If you have any questions, contact Brad Lockner.

 

Employment Opportunity:

 

 

The Refuge currently has an opening for an
Evening Program Worker.

Please click HERE to view the job description.

 

FOOD BANK ITEMS NEEDED:

 

 

Coffee (instant or ground)
Granola bars nut-free/cereal bars
Canned meat
(WE HAVE LOTS OF TUNA, THANKS!)
Canned salmon
Cereal
Juice

TVA Summer Update

 

 

Please click HERE to read the June TVA Update.

 
Intercessory Prayer meetings
Please join us in the Community Room.
August 6th
from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Everyone is welcome, children included.
For additional information or to share prayer items, please contact
Melinda Crawford

 
Click here to access the CBM Prayerline

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Weekly Update – June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018
The WBC Men’s golf tournament will take place on Sat, June 23 from 1:00 to 7:00 pm. All golfers, even those who have never golfed before, are welcome. There is a sign up sheet on the men’s bulletin board along with further details.

FOOD BANK ITEMS NEEDED:

Coffee
Tea
Rice
Sidekicks (noodles)
Granola bars
Canned meat
Canned salmon
Canned tuna
Chunky soup


Ontario Shores Gift Bags

Once again we are gathering items for gift bags given to patients at Ontario Shores.

This year we need toothbrushes and wash clothes!

Please contribute to this long running effort to bring cheer to those often forgotten. Please place donations in the brown hamper in the foyer. If you have any questions, contact Brad Lockner


Intercessory Prayer meetings
Please join us in the Community Room.
June 18th
from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Everyone is welcome, children included.
For additional information or to share prayer items, please contact Melinda Crawford

Sing a New Song
Psalm 149:1-5 (NIV)

“ Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful saints.

Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King. Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp.

For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.”

Be encouraged in God’s word today!


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Weekly Update – June 1, 2018

June 1, 2018

WBC Men’s golf tournament
Saturday, June 23 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
 
All golfers, even those who have never golfed before, are welcome.  There is a sign up sheet on the men’s bulletin board along with further details.

Kitchen Help Needed!

We have an immediate need for some kitchen help! We could use some help on Monday and Fridayfrom 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. No need to be a professional chef! Even if you just want to help with dishes, or for part of the time, please let me know. Or, if you have a friend, relative, or neighbor that you think would be a good fit, please send them my way. Summer is coming up quickly and we’ll need to make sure all of our vacation gaps are filled.

If you are able to help, please contact Cindy Mills, Office Manager, at 905-404-2420.


Ontario Shores Gift Bags

Once again we are gathering items for gift bags given to patients at Ontario Shores.

This year we need toothbrushes and wash clothes!

Please contribute to this long running effort to bring cheer to those often forgotten. Please place donations in the brown hamper in the foyer. If you have any questions, contact Brad Lockner


Do you have the gift of hospitality?
Do you enjoy organizing events?

If so, we need you on our new

FELLOWSHIP TEAM!

If you are interested in helping to plan events within our church family, please contact Beth Parks


FOOD BANK ITEMS NEEDED:

Coffee
Tea
Rice
Sidekicks (noodles)
Granola bars
Canned meat
Canned salmon
Canned tuna
Chunky soup


Intercessory Prayer meetings
Please join us in the Community Room.
June 4th
from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Everyone is welcome, children included.
 
Topic:  Give and Receive
Nehemiah 5:1-19
 For additional information or to share prayer items, please contact Melinda Crawford 

Spring Business Meeting
June 3 following the service. 
Click here to sign up for the Potluck

Benevolent Offering
June 3, 2018

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Weekly Update – May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018

Ontario Shores Gift Bags

Once again we are gathering items for gift bags given to patients at Ontario Shores.

This year we need toothbrushes and wash clothes!

Please contribute to this long running effort to bring cheer to those often forgotten. Please place donations in the brown hamper in the foyer. If you have any questions, contact Brad Lockner

 

Kitchen Help Needed!

We have an immediate need for some kitchen help! We could use some help on Monday and Fridayfrom 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. No need to be a professional chef! Even if you just want to help with dishes, or for part of the time, please let me know. Or, if you have a friend, relative, or neighbor that you think would be a good fit, please send them my way. Summer is coming up quickly and we’ll need to make sure all of our vacation gaps are filled.

If you are able to help, please contact Cindy Mills, Office Manager, at 905-404-2420.

 

FOOD BANK ITEMS NEEDED:

Coffee
Tea
Rice
Sidekicks (noodles)
Granola bars
Canned meat
Canned salmon
Canned tuna
Chunky soup

Do you have the gift of hospitality?
Do you enjoy organizing events?

If so, we need you on our new

FELLOWSHIP TEAM!

If you are interested in helping to plan events within our church family, please contact Beth Parks

Intercessory Prayer meetings

Please join us in the Community Room.
June 4th
from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Everyone is welcome, children included.

Topic: Give and Receive
Nehemiah 5:1-19

For additional information or to share prayer items, please contact Melinda Crawford

Volunteers Needed!

Durham Christian Homes is looking for a number of volunteers to assist with our upcoming Golf Tournament Fundraiser, in support of our new Long Term Care facility being built in Whitby.

Volunteers can be (mature) youth or adults, and able to help out for a morning, afternoon, or evening shift during our tournament,
on June 21st.

Please contact me (David Tigchelaar) if you’re able to help out. My contact details are below:

David Tigchelaar
Community Life Coordinator
Durham Christian Homes
Whitby, ON
Tel: 905-430-1666

Benevolent Offering
June 3, 2018

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